Captain Joshua P. Sutton died at the Red Cross hospital in Kansas City, Mo., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, after an operation for appendicitis. He left here last week on a ten day pass, and after arriving at his home, 3155 Main street, and consulting his physician, decided to undertake the ordeal as the only means of prolonging his life. He was 74 years old and his weakness could not hold out against the operation. He enlisted and was commissioned captain on H, 7th. Michigan infantry, April 15, 1861, at Orion, Mich., and resigned at Poolville, Md., January 21, 1862, on account of ill health. He is a native of Sussex county, N.J. Captain Sutton was admitted to the Home February 14, 1901, but was out on furlough much of the time until about two years aago [sic], when he was appointed to a responsible position in the adjutant’s office, on the death of Charles H. Gould. He had lived in Kansas City with his wife and daughter about twenty years, who survive him. He also has a son whom he recently visited, in New York, but who is now in South Africa. Mrs. Bertha B. Slavers [sic], of Kansas City, is his only daughter. Captain Sutton was a prominent G.A.R. man, and a member of the Loyal Legion encampment of Kansas, which held its regular meetings in Leavenworth. The body was taken to Cheboygan, Mich., for interment.
Source: Leavenworth Weekly Times, August 27, 1903.